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Western powers have lobbed chemical warfare accusations at the Syrian government in an attempt to justify military intervention in the country's 2-year-old civil war, Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Saturday quoted Syrian President Bashar Assad as saying.
May 20, 2013 | Chris Schneidmiller | Terrorism
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is taking new steps to heighten the security for diplomatic personnel around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.
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May 20, 2013 | Diane Barnes | Missile Defense
WASHINGTON -- A well-placed Republican lawmaker on Monday doubled down on calls from within his party to build a new missile defense site on the U.S. East Coast, arguing that such a facility would augment the country's capacity to respond to potential long-range missile strikes from Iran or North ...
France on Friday said Iran's intransigence in a years-old nuclear standoff requires stringent U.S. and European economic penalties capable of settling the dispute, Agence France-Presse reported
May 20, 2013 | Charles S. Clark | Terrorism
WASHINGTON -- In response to the recent refusal of retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering to agree to testify in private on the independent review he chaired on the September 2012 deaths of four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, a key House chairman has hit him with a ...
A former U.S. Navy secretary promoted government acquisition of medical anthrax countermeasures while serving on the board of a biotechnology firm that received $334 million in funding from Washington for that type of drug, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.
May 20, 2013 | Radiological Incidents
A British judge on Friday agreed to a government appeal to avoid public consideration of some information in his probe of the polonium 210 radioactive poisoning death of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Reuters reported.
The next round of U.S.-South Korean nuclear trade talks is scheduled for the first week of June in Seoul, the Yonhap News Agency reported.
Authorities on Saturday searched an apartment in Spokane, Wash., as part of the ongoing probe of two letters found earlier in the week to be tainted with the biological toxin ricin, the Associated Press reported.
Quote of the Day
Former U.S. biodefense adviser Philip Russell, on ex-Navy Secretary Richard Danzig's push for U.S. government procurement of medical anthrax countermeasures while receiving money from a company that produced one such product.
Holy smoke -- that was a horrible conflict of interest.